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SIFT & Information Literacy

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

10:00am - 11:00am​ PDT

Topic: Beyond CRAAP: SIFT & Information Literacy!

Session Description:

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How do we teach information literacy in an online environment? How many of us are using outdated techniques (such as CRAAP) as outlined by Sam Wineburg of Stanford History Education Group? What is lateral reading and how do fact-checkers use it to evaluate information and sources? Is lateral reading something that comes naturally or instinctively to students or is it a learned skill? Come hear some thoughts about all of this and then let's brainstorm how to better teach information literacy to our students and to get information literacy embedded in every class on our campuses.

To provide an example, we are delighted to have CSUN Research and Instruction Librarian Jamie Johnson share with us how she implemented Lateral Reading strategies in U100, a freshman seminar course

Jamie's Presentation Slides

Resources shared at/about the session

 Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers 

 An Open Textbook by Mike Caulfield from Washington State University Vancouver



LibGuides and Websites on Lateral Reading and SIFT


Other Tips and Teaching Resources on Media Literacy, Evaluating Information, and More!


News Coverage and Research Studies